Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gatorskin 2015 vs
Zipp Tangente Course 2017

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Continental Gatorskin
  • Zipp Tangente Course
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalZipp
Model GatorskinTangente Course
Year 20152017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010008400.1918.192.040
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound carbon black mixture
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 240 grams0 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi90 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi145 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 32-630 (27x1 1/4)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
23-571 (650x23C)
28-559 (26x1 1/8)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Zipp Tangente Course 2017
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Zipp Tangente Course 2017
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Zipp Tangente Course 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model GatorskinTangente Course
Specified Weight 240 grams0 grams
Measured Weight 255 grams215 grams
System Adjusted Weight 355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
315 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.2 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.65 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo Data
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model GatorskinTangente Course
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
22.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00680
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model GatorskinTangente Course
Puncture Resistance Tread 18 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model GatorskinTangente Course
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Continental Gatorskin
  • Zipp Tangente Course
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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